Definition of monogenean in English:

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monogenean

Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈjēnēən/
Zoology

adjective

Relating to a group of flukes that are chiefly external or gill parasites of fish and only require a single host. Compare with digenean.
Example sentences
  • Unionicolid mites and monogenean trematodes are often found feeding upon the mantle and branchial tissue.

noun

A monogenean fluke.
  • Class Monogenea, phylum Platyhelminthes; sometimes treated as a subclass of the class Trematoda.
Example sentences
  • Unlike monogeneans, trematodes have no opisthoaptor; instead, they are characterized by one or two suckers.
  • These peptides and FMRFamide excite the muscle cells and fibers of tubellarians, digeneans, and monogeneans.

Origin

1960s: from modern Latin Monogenea (from Greek monos 'single' + genea 'generation') + -an.

Words that rhyme with monogenean

Actaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, paeon, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, skean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean

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Syllabification: mon·o·ge·ne·an

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